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Unread 10-25-2009, 01:39 PM   #1
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How do I remove the shifter for my transmission itself

I am stripping the inside of my jeep and I am curious as how to remove my stick shift??? Mean max help hahaha

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Unread 10-25-2009, 03:33 PM   #2
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There are a couple of ways assuming you have the upper boot (there are 2 of them, the accordian shifter boot and a flat rubber seal (this I call the lower boot) that covers the whole opening) and cover plate removed:
  • Undo the 4 bolts on the shifter pedistal and lift it all off.
  • Inside the pedestal, there's a bayonet fitting on a spring that holds the shifter inside. You need to push down & turn it (counterclockwise I think), then pull the shift lever out - the lower boot will stay on unless you cut it or split the shifter (the bottom of the shift lever is pressed into the upper part).
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Unread 10-25-2009, 03:35 PM   #3
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thank you I will go try that
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opihi59 did a nice write up on removing the shift lever.
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I am stripping the inside of my jeep and I am curious as how to remove my stick shift??? Mean max help hahaha
Gotcha covered Goob!

Here is the shift tower. The shifter lock ring engages the 2 pins in the sides of the tower and the seal sits at the bottom to provide a seat for the ball on the shifter. If the seal is bad, replace it, the pins are not removable, but the oil seal can be installed while they're in place.


Shifter removal includes unlocking the retainer ring from the base, also check the small hard nylon cap at the very tip of the shifter for wear.


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Unread 04-18-2010, 01:27 PM   #6
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so I tried and tried pushing down and the thing won't friggin budge but I can lift it up like a solid 1/2 an inch or more also which way do I rotate it for sure....because this thing isn't moving like What the crap
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Unread 04-18-2010, 03:59 PM   #7
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ah ha I figured it out hahahaha it wasn't the stick itself you guys were talking about it was that little metal piece I figured this out after reading max's post over and over and over again lol anywho thanks I got it out and cleaned it all up and put it back in
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OK, so I figured out how to detach the shifter per this post (was just as confused as Goobersbro). I didn't realize that the shifter & can looking thing weren't connected. However, I'd really like to know how to seperate these two pieces so I can remove the old boot & install a new one without cutting? Short of brute force (which I guess I don't have enough) I can't get it separated in a logical manner.

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Unread 05-19-2010, 11:04 PM   #9
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I got my boot off without destroying it but honestly don't know how it took me a solid like 20 minutes of pulling and being angry and sitting and staring at it and then trying some more hahahhahaha....Finally I got it thought
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the onlyk way i was able to get mine off was to use a air hammer and a vise. and it bent the can peice a little. it was a pain
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OK, so I figured out how to detach the shifter per this post (was just as confused as Goobersbro). I didn't realize that the shifter & can looking thing weren't connected. However, I'd really like to know how to seperate these two pieces so I can remove the old boot & install a new one without cutting? Short of brute force (which I guess I don't have enough) I can't get it separated in a logical manner.
Try this link from the FAQ.

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/s...hifter-513891/
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Awesome thinks. I looked all over for this info & couldn't find it. Brute force then. Gonna have to get a pickle fork.
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This thread came up as the closest thing i could find, does anyone know what peice is the washer/seal that holds the ball of the shifter down in the transmission?
I didnt do the work, but my poor mechanic doesnt know the name of the peice and showed me mine which was worn and in pieces...all he could say was its a curved washer the holds the bottom ball of shifter.

Any help is well appreciated...staring to snow so i really need my jeep running
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This thread came up as the closest thing i could find, does anyone know what peice is the washer/seal that holds the ball of the shifter down in the transmission?
I didnt do the work, but my poor mechanic doesnt know the name of the peice and showed me mine which was worn and in pieces...all he could say was its a curved washer the holds the bottom ball of shifter.

Any help is well appreciated...staring to snow so i really need my jeep running
You're probably talking about part# CRO4864226X as sold here:
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Hey guys I got a major problem doing a clutch swap and the ring holding the shifter retainer is absolutely not moving and I can't get the shifter off. There's a lot of crap in there and I guess it's all corroded but there's no way any sized man could get this down and twisted. I used about a gallon of PB and it still won't move. Do u guys have any suggestions or experiences with this bc I can't go any further with this until that shifter comes off.
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